The E3 2017 Press Conference Schedule

We're four weeks away from E3, when we'll all gather on the internet for that barrage of endorphins that can only come from live video game press conferences full of gun shooting, cars and more gun shooting. The show will start on a Saturday this year, thanks to the early risers at Electronic Arts. Let's break down the full schedule.

Photo of E3 2016 (via ESA)

As usual, Twitterer Cheesemeister has provided a handy table that will help you figure out what's coming when, no matter what time-zone you're in:

Electronic Arts - Sunday, June 11, 5:00AM AEST

EA has decided to hold their presser on Saturday local time this year, setting a new record. (By 2022, E3 will start in April.) It isn't clear just what this press conference will look like, but here's what EA says: "With our event opening on Saturday, June 10th, we will be kicking off the weekend with our all-new live broadcast experience starting at 12pm PST, where we'll be celebrating our players and our biggest games of the year ahead."

It's safe to expect a whole lot of sports, a whole lot of Star Wars Battlefront 2, and maybe even BioWare's new IP.

Microsoft - Monday, June 12, 7:00AM AEST

Team Xbox is also starting early this year, vacating their traditional Monday morning local time presser slot and snagging Sunday afternoon local time instead. It's safe to expect the official reveal (complete with price and release date) of Microsoft's next console, Scorpio, as well as more info on Crackdown 3, Sea of Thieves, and other shooty games that may or may not involve Master Chief.

Bethesda - Monday, June 12, 12:00PM AEST

For the third year, Bethesda will hold a presser to talk about its games, and we'd expect to see a new Wolfenstein, a new Evil Within, and maybe some other good surprises. Feels like a good time for Doom and Dishonored 2 DLC, doesn't it?

Ubisoft - Tuesday, June 13, 6:00AM AEST

The folks at Ooobisoft should have a lot to show this year. In addition to new Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry games, we should see a lot of South Park: The Fractured But Whole and some other nice surprises.

Sony - Tuesday, June 13, 11:00AM AEST

Sony likes sticking to tradition, and the PlayStation showcase is the only E3 press conference that hasn't moved or changed drastically over the past few years. On Tuesday morning we'll likely see a lot of new info on games that Sony announced last year: Spider-Man, Days Gone, Uncharted: Lost Legacy and so on. As always, we can't wait for the 45-minute block dedicated solely to Vita games.

Nintendo - Wednesday, June 14, 2:00AM AEST

The big N says it will only be talking about 2017 games at this year's recorded presser — the "Nintendo Spotlight" — but we wouldn't be surprised to see some teases for 2018 as well. The main course will be Super Mario Odyssey, but we'd expect to see other big Switch games this spring as well. Nintendo also still says that Xenoblade 2 is coming out this year, so maybe E3 is when we'll hear about the delay.


    Any news on whether that atrocious 'talk show' format for the PC will be re-used this year?

    As ever, only really interested in the Nintendo bit, I was sort of hoping we'd see a live press conference again but oh well.

    This year, more than before, there's a distinct lack of known quantities, on any of the platforms. Every presenting company and everybody else along for E3 will be announcing firsts in big ways. That's rather exciting.

      I doubt Nintendo will ever go back to the live show again. They can control the direct in a better manner and will get rid of those weird awkward bits that happen in live shows. Even the live Switch video had some super weird bits, especially Suda51 going off script with basically untranslatable stuff.

        Oh I agree, and I admire the fact they've even up-ended the coffee table and changed the formats of Direct themselves. They were always Iwata Shows, so it was either can them altogether, or shake things up like they have.

        The article doesn't even mention the Splatoon 2 stuff.

    Oh boy oh boy oh boy... it's almost time to start getting count-down timers that will eventually reveal the fact that an 'announcement' will be made, which will kick off the chain reaction of sizzlers for the teaser, teasers for the announce trailer, which will be followed by the E3 trailers, the cinematic trailers, the gameplay trailers, the TV spot trailers, the cinema spot trailers, the 'launch' trailer, then a month or two later, the actual launch of the game.


      I hope to christ Ubisoft have learned the lesson of Watch Dogs 1 and won't announce a game we won't see for a year and half. No slower way to ensure your game is dead on arrival.

      Give me a brand new announcement for an exciting game that's releasing next month and i'll buy it just out of principle.

        Can't agree more. I bought entwined about 20 minutes after it was announced/released a few years back at E3 simply because they went "Hey, here's this cool game that this indie team have been working on, it's only about 20 bucks an it will be available...Right Now!"

        I'm sure they will dropping the bomb that AC will return this November for their usual release date. Been itching for some Assassin action since they took a break last year.

    With Ubisoft, you will probably find that they will talk about The Division 2 as well as the new series of Avatar games that they are working on for James Cameron. Outside of that, who knows.

    Shouldn't this timetable include the 2 weeks prior where all the trailers get leaked early?

      IIRC the new Assassin's Creed trailer is scheduled to leak on June 5th.

        Rumour debunked! ;)

          Did you add a reminder in your calendar to make this joke or something? Because if you did, I salute you!

    Learn to timezone. Bethesda's conference is at 2pm AEST, not 12pm.

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